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Red Herring reopens in downtown Los Angeles

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Red Herring is back and in a new downtown Los Angeles location.
(Hanna Carter / For The Times)

Openings

The fundamentals of herring

Red Herring, which closed in Eagle Rock last March, opened Monday in a new downtown location. The menu includes sweetbreads with hummus, chickpeas and poblano, quail with a buttermilk waffle, and ricotta dumplings.

770 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 375-3290, redherringla.com

Tom Bergin’s, reanimated

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The 70-year-old location of Tom Bergin’s, which was given landmark status in June, reopened last weekend for beer, whiskey and Irish eats under new owners Dave and Fran Castagnetti.

840 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles

Verse for wear

Verse is open in Toluca Lake with chef Paul Shoemaker in the kitchen; one of the owners is a multi-Grammy-Award winner, so the space will soon host live music performances. The menu includes bone marrow ravioli, pork belly pizza with potato cream, egg and bacon candy, and baked Fuerte avocado with sea urchin, cured egg yolk and finger lime.

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4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca Lake, (818) 747-2135, verse.la

Orata a la Plancha with radicchio, mojo verde, pickle and herb salad from Verse
Orata a la Plancha with radicchio, mojo verde, pickle and herb salad from Verse.
(Jakob N. Layman)
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Intent to ginger

Ginger’s will open Wednesday in Long Beach from chef Jason Witzl of Ellie’s. The restaurant serves a single prix-fixe tasting menu for 12 guests every Thursday through Saturday. Rotating dishes include whole striped bass crudo, ravioli cacio e pepe with summer mushrooms, and black garlic chicken.

204 Orange Ave., Long Beach, ellieslbc.com, email for reservations: reserve@gingersreservations.com

Whole fish crudo with striped bass, crispy capers, Calabrian chile, citrus and caper berries from Ginger’s
Whole fish crudo with striped bass, crispy capers, Calabrian chile, citrus and caper berries from Ginger’s.
(Ginger’s)

Hi-Lo LBC

Hi-Lo Liquor Market opened a second location last Thursday in Long Beach. The liquor store has its own beer-and-wine bar called the Counter, with eight beers on tap, and also sells Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and grab-and-go snacks.

707 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 435-3993, hiloliquor.com

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One Rodney Dangerfield, please

Soprano opens today in Hollywood from the owners of Hinoki & the Bird and Rosaliné. Chef Brandon Kida’s Italian menu includes a Rodney Dangerfield pizza with béchamel, caramelized onions and Nueske’s bacon, as well as gnudi with honey nut squash and brown butter, fettuccini cacio e pepe and chicken parmigiana.

6263 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 879-4100, sopranola.com

Gnudi with honey nut squash and brown butter from Soprano
Gnudi with honey nut squash and brown butter from Soprano.
(Soprano)

Pastrami burritos in WeHo

Tacos Tu Madre has a new location in West Hollywood. The menu includes house-cured lox toast, pastrami burritos, fried chicken tacos and vegan carnitas bowls.

1111 N. Hayworth Ave., West Hollywood, tacostumadre.com

Funnel of love

Funnel Birds is open in Altadena for hot chicken nuggets, burritos and sandwiches, with funnel cake a la mode for dessert.

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2246 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, (626) 716-8015, instagram.com/funnelbirds

The regal bagel

Hank’s Bagels is open in Burbank. The delicatessen makes its own bagels and spreads, and also offers bagel sandwiches with toppings such as smoked whitefish salad, soppressata and gravlax.

4315 Riverside Drive, Burbank, hanksbagels.com

Matcha point

Matcha Village is open in Sawtelle for matcha drinks and desserts including lattes, soft serve, mille crepes, tiramisu and cheesecake. There are also crepes with ingredients such as Peking duck, spicy crawfish and cumin lamb.

2202 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, matcha-village.com

Chin chin cher-ee

Chin Chin has a new location in El Segundo. This is the fifth location of the Chinese chain, which serves dishes such as seven-spice spare ribs, pork belly bao, cashew shrimp and Hunan chicken.

2041 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, (323) 591-2822, chinchin.com

The ’Bourbs

Bourbon Room will open Wednesday at Rock of Ages Theater in Hollywood from Andy Paxson and Dave Gibbs of Augustine Wine Bar and Sushi Note. The menu at this restaurant and lounge includes a Wagyu chili dog, dry-aged beef burger and deep-fried cauliflower tacos.

6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, bourbonroomhollywood.com

Closings

Shima is closed after 13 years in Venice.

Corky’s is closed in Sherman Oaks, though an online petition seeks to save the 60-year-old Googie-style building.

Bondi Harvest is closed after three years in Santa Monica.

Kettle Black will close Sunday in Silver Lake.

Flore Vegan will close Jan. 31 after 13 years in Silver Lake, having received a 30-day notice to vacate.

Extras

El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos is now serving weekend brunch. The menu includes chilled horchata-soaked oats, pozole, chilaquiles, and Wagyu birria breakfast burritos.

1505 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, (310) 921-8620, elbarriogroup.com

Pozole with shredded chicken, hominy, cabbage, onion, cilantro, oregano and lime from El Barrio
Pozole with shredded chicken, hominy, cabbage, onion, cilantro, oregano and lime from El Barrio.
(El Barrio Neighborhood Tacos)

A hot pot restaurant from Northern Café is under construction in Westwood. The restaurant has two other locations in the UCLA-adjacent neighborhood.

1061 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, northerncafela.com


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